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Whittier Branch Bach-Baroque Festivals

Southern California Junior Bach-Baroque Festival
Whittier Branch Piano Students
Sunday, April 2

Community Presbyterian Church
13701 Hillsborough Drive, La Mirada
Suzanne Wong, Chair


Judges: Louise Earhart, Carl Matthes, Virginia Whitehead

From the studios of:
Anna Alikhanov, Meichi Chu, Ru Hsin Hsu, Lisa Szu Huang, Lousine Kentendjyan, Viola Lin,
Jerri Lee Owen, Irina Piliposyan, Thomas Strout, Zara Tulakyan, Naira Vardanyan, Suzanne Wong



Morgan Mok

Vincent Cheong

Winston Qian

Wilson Chu

Austin Sier

Gabrielle Dao

Ivy Yao

Danica Jew

Megan Carrigan

Katherine Park

Sonny Cao

Tiffany Chou

Kyle Chao



1st Alt – Pei-Chi Chen
2nd Alt – Dania Jew
3rd Alt – Samantha Sugino
4th Alt – Ryan Chen



Tian Yu Tammy Ye
Daniel Hon
Chelcie Tjoeng
Tanisha Basrai
Elena Chen
Grace Zhao


1:30 program April 2016
Keyboard Bach 2
2:45 program April 2016
Our piano teachers must enroll their students at The students perform in the local Branch Competition in order to qualify for the Regional Festival.


• Application deadline: Thursday, March 2: one month prior to the Festival date.

• Application — apply online at


• $25 (or $15 per student in ensemble). Send the fee payable to "MTAC Whittier Branch" to Chair Suzanne Wong. Address available:


• 1/3 of entries receive rosette "winners" ribbons
• all performers receive "participation" ribbons


• J. S. Bach
• Anna Magdalena
• Baroque
consult for repertoire guidelines


• Time limit: 5 minutes

• Whittier Dress code required

• Provide original printed music for judges

• No refunds for illness or cancellations.


Complete Works Audition: Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM at Cal. State, Long Beach.
(Schedule information will be online by September 15.)


Complete Works Awards Concert: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, 2:30 PM
at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Long Beach, 607 E. 3rd St. (at Atlantic Ave.), Long Beach


Lecture Demonstration on Bach with Eduardo Delgado (Piano) and String Masterclass, Artist-Teacher TBA:
Monday, January 16, 2017, (MLK Holiday) Bertea Hall, Chapman University, Orange.
(Applications will soon be posted at

String Teachers

Our Branch provides two Bach-Baroque Festivals for Strings. You may enter your students in our local Bach-Baroque Festival (see below) as well as in the Regional Junior Bach Festival provided at


Whittier Branch Bach-Baroque Festival for Strings
Sunday, February 19 — 1 pm

Tchaikovsky School of Music, 20265 Valley Blvd, Suite F, Walnut 91789
Sarkis Salamanyan, Chair

This is a local Festival and does not qualify your students for other levels of competition. Teachers may also skip this and apply directly to the Regional Junior Bach Festival for Strings provided at

Participation Rules

• Participant must be the student of active teacher-member of the MTAC Whittier Branch for at least 6 months prior to the festival date.

• Students of all levels are welcome to participate.
• Time limit: 5 minutes
• Original published music must be provided for the judges. No photocopies.
• Whittier Dress Code required.


• Application deadline: January 19

• Application online — click HERE.


• $20 (or $15 per student in ensemble)
Send the fee payable to "MTAC Whittier Branch" to Tchaikovsky School, 20265 Valley Blvd, Suite F, Walnut 91789, on or before the deadline of January 19.


• 1/3 of entries receive rosette "winners" ribbons
• all performers receive "participation" ribbons


ages determined as of date of Festival
Junior Baroque: age 13 and under
Senior Baroque: age 14 and over
J. S. Bach Junior: age 13 and under
J. S. Bach Senior: age 14 and over

The Winners of our Whittier Branch Festival for Strings will be posted here.